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Welcome to EMDR with Kara!
Welcome to EMDR with Kara! Get to know Kara Niccum, M.S., LMFT, LADC as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and Institute for Creative Mindfulness (ICM) Adjunct Faculty. In the spirit of EMDR, notice whatever it is that you notice while browsing.
But, what is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is quite a mouthful, hence, why we call it EMDR. EMDR Therapy, developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987, hones the brain’s innate healing potential to transform traumatic or distressing memories into “just” memories. A client described this well when she said, “before EMDR the memory felt bright red and now it’s a soft shade of pink.” Dual attention stimulation (DAS), which simply means alternating right-left stimulation of the brain, is used in-part to facilitate this change. Bilateral eye movement (the EM of EMDR), tapping, and/or tones are all forms of DAS. It’s amazing what can happen when we stop talking, tune inward, and give our bodies space to heal. Much like a broken bone may heal inside a cast, our brains may heal within the framework of EMDR.